Sweet potato & chicken curry

Sweet potato & chicken curry

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Chicken thighs are good value and tasty, just right for this healthy, versatile curry

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
281
protein
22g
carbs
32g
fat
8g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
12g
salt
0.75g

Ingredients

  • 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 skinless chicken thigh fillets, each cut into large chunks
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp rogan josh curry paste
  • 2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 125g spinach

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Method

  1. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling, salted water for 5-7 mins until just tender. Drain well, then set aside. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, then add the chicken and onion. Cook for 5-6 mins until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Stir in the curry paste, cook for 1 min, add the tomatoes, then cook for another min.
  2. Pour in 100ml boiling water and mix well. Simmer for 5 mins, add the spinach, then cook for 2 mins until wilted. Fold in the potatoes and heat through. Serve with rice and naan breads.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2010

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Hvk1984's picture

Can this be frozen???

MummyAbey's picture
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So tasty and so cheap to make! My family loved this and I'll definitely make it again.

livvykins21's picture

This was the most delicious meal and the whole family really did gobble it up. So tasty and so easy to cook. Yum yum yum.

mademoiselleoliver's picture

This is a lovely simple curry that I make often. I wasn't too sure about sweet potato in a curry and am not a great fan altogether but this recipe has converted me. Just a bonus that its good for you too. Only slight thing to note is that I have found it doesn't freeze all that well.

ClaireKelly1987's picture
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Love this, make it all the time now. My boyfriend loves it too. We serve it without rice but with garlic naans.

emma.qe@ntlworld.com's picture
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This curry was amazing and my husband agreed, it really did taste like something you would get at a good curry restaurant! It was so quick and easy as well. I used Balti curry paste as I couldn't get a Rogan Josh one (used 3 tablespoons) and I used a tin of chopped tomatoes, other than that everything else was as per the recipe. I will make this over and over again.

MummyAbey's picture
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Absolutely yummy, the whole family loved it and I can't wait to make it again. Think it cost about £5 to feed us all a good healthy meal.

Mike313's picture

Just be aware of the added calories when serving this with rice. We used basmati rice and allow 75g per person as per the instructions on the packet. The results were lovely but I was startled to read later that the 75g of dry rice = 195g of cooked rice = 692kcal. That's per person. So the total calorie count for this meal is 281kcal (shown in the recipe) for the sauce and 692kcal for the rice. Total = 973kcal. And that's before you reach for the Naan bread!

Malteboy's picture

According to my packet of basmati rice 180g of cooked rice equal approximately 192kcal, so I am not sure you got that right

flowerycook's picture

75g of dried rice per person will add about 260 kcals to each portion when cooked. The exact calorie content will depend on whether you use basmati, long grain, brown or white, but no type of rice comes close to 692 kcals per serving made with 75g of dried rice.

kasiafronck's picture

I'm not sure that's right is it? 100g of cooked rice has approx 130 calories

Cooking Freak's picture
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Just made this curry tonight, it's very tasty my 5 year old asked me if I can make this again. I decided to use a can of chopped tomatoes instead of 2 large tomatoes as mentioned by previous comments. The sauce was just right, I also used tikka paste instead of rogan josh. It's quick to make and ideal weekday meal to make when you've been at work.

jillbrain's picture
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I upped the sweet potatoes (650gm), more onions and a tin of chopped tomatoes with garlic to serve 3. No rice or naan bread. It was truly gorgeous on a cold winters night, the sauce was thick, plentiful and flavourful. My wife had to go and fetch a spoon to scoop up every last drop.

chickens82's picture

Agree that it lacked sauce. Maybe a tin of tomatoes next time?

abbatia's picture

This has a really really nice flavour but we thought it lacked any sauce so it just seemed like a bowl of chicken and veg. We enjoyed it very much but won't make it again.

yumminesss's picture
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OMG I thought this was great. Didn't bother with rice, but had garlic and coriander naans, beautiful!

sarah_mcneish's picture

This has become a family favourite. So easy and delicious!

kaseymitsuri's picture

Thank you very much for the recipe. I didn't follow it through, as I couldn't find the curry paste and instead found a curry jar thingie so wasn't sure about the proportions... But it was very nice :) Thank you

michaelaproctor's picture
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this recipe is amazing, made the thai version last night and all plates were licked clean, i have added green pepper, handful of green beans and chilli flakes. it was delicious! it will certainly be made again :D YUM

thenjiweh's picture
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Nice ! quite easy to make and yummy....I added a bit of chilie powder. :)

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